Monday, December 28, 2009

Ring in the New Year in style, with Woolley’s Steak and Lobster Special.

Looking for a classy venue this New Years Eve? A place to savor good company, timeless entrees and uncompromised food quality while enjoying live music?

Winner of the MN Beef Baker Awards, (a distinction given only to one restaurant per year), Woolley’s Steakhouse is offering a limited-time Steak and Lobster dinner special starting with crisp salads, then featuring 6oz Certified Angus Beef Filets and fresh Lobster Tail with vegetables de jour and Woolley's famed Scalloped Potatoes. Toast 2010 with your choice of bottle of Champagne or house Wine compliments of Woolley's! Prices are unbeatable at $90 per couple and $45 per individual (glass of champagne or house wine offered instead). The special will be available from 4:30pm to 12:00am with live musical performances by local musicians throughout the night.

Make your reservation today! 952-854-1010.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Free Cooking Class: Oktoberfest and Wild Game

Looking for something interesting to do with your Saturday afternoon? Check out Woolley’s Free Cooking Class with our executive Chef Peter Christenson today from 3:00pm - 4:30pm. Learn about Oktoberfest German cooking as well as preparing Wild Game. Then try some delicious samples from Chef Peter’s demonstrations. This event is free and open to the public. For more information call 952-854-1010.

Saturday, September 12, 2009

Free Cooking Class today at 3:00pm!

Looking for something interesting to do with your Saturday afternoon? Check out our Free Cooking Class with executive Chef Peter Christenson today at 3:00pm. Learn how to use fresh produce from the Farmer's Market to make easy, delicious meals from scratch. Call 952-854-1010 for more info.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sizzling September Offers

Hello Everyone!

Woolley's Steakhouse is introducing a new special for every day of the week for the entire month of September.

- Martini Mondays – $10 off Woolley’s Martini Steak. 50% off Specialty Martini list.
- Certified Angus Beef Tuesday - $10 off select Certified Angus Beef steaks.
- Wine Lover Wednesdays- 50% off all bottles of with purchase of entrée.
- Certified Angus Beef Thursdays – $10 off select Certified Angus Beef steaks.
- Fresh Fish Fridays – $10 off Woolley’s famous Walleye entrees.
- Certified Angus Beef Saturdays - $10 off select Certified Angus Beef steaks.
- Wine Down Sundays - 50% off all bottles of wine purchase of entrée.

To download the specials, please visit:

Thursday, August 13, 2009

The definition of an Oenophile...

Do you know the definition of Oenophile? It’s a lover of wine. Not just someone who is fond of wine; but a person who relishes each glass.

As the director of Woolley’s Wine Program, I would call myself an Oenophile. After participating in the International Sommelier program, I put my expertise to work for Woolley’s Steakhouse and built up our wine program to over 200 selections. I love helping guests pick out the perfect bottle of wine for their meal. I know ordering wine in a restaurant with many selections can be a little overwhelming.

So how, you may ask, do Oenophiles order wine? Let me tell you:

First, Oenophiles consider their budget. Most wine lists have multiple price points. An Oenophile with a small budget will locate a good producer on the list and look for a bottle in a less expensive category.

Second, they consider the people at their table. If there are beginning wine drinkers present they might opt to purchase a white wine or lighter red. (Personally, I suggest a French Riesling, Italian Pinot Grigio or French Beajulais for beginners).

Third, an Oenophile will not be afraid to ask the server for suggestions. If the server does recommend a bottle, they will always ask if the server has actually tried the wine.
When the selected bottle arrives at their table, Oenophiles will always verify it is the right vintage and year. When the server presents the cork they will inspect it for contamination. (If the wine has seeped through the cork, the bottle may be bad. This is not always the case, but a warning sign). When server pours a small sample, Oenophiles swirl the wine in the glass around and take a deep sniff. They watch out for smells like vinegar, rotten cork or cooked cabbage. If it smells alright they take a taste, swishing the wine in their mouths so it hits all their taste buds. If that satisfies the Oenophile they’ll have the server continue pouring for the rest of the table.

Finally, if the Oenophile has ordered a nicer Cabernet or Cabernet blend, they’ll ask the server to decant the bottle. Pouring a Cabernet into a decanter will help the wine breathe, softening the tannins and bringing out more of the subtle flavors in the wine.

The next time you are a bit nervous in selecting wine for your table, start thinking like an Oenophile. Who knows? You just might become one!

That’s all for now, but don’t forget to join us every Wednesday and Sunday as we celebrate Oenophiles by featuring every bottle on our list as half-off! I look forward to sharing the best of our wine program with you.


Ben Berry
Wine Program Director

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Amazing August Offers

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Simply print the coupons off and bring them in

Specials run the entire month of August

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Father's Day

Father's Day is right around the corner...

On Father’s Day only, the Woolley's will feature an All-You-Can-Eat Prime Rib Special that includes an unlimited Soup & Salad bar and Woolley’s Famous Scalloped Potatoes for $34.95 per person. Guests are encouraged to call ahead for reservations as tables will fill up quickly. For more information or to make a reservation, please visit or Woolley’s main number at 952-854-1010.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Evenings for Wine Lovers

Woolley’s Steakhouse, an independent restaurant located inside Embassy Suites Minneapolis Airport, is offering half-price bottles of wine to guests every Sunday and Wednesday night through the end of the summer.
Long been considered a hidden gem in the dining world, Woolley’s Steakhouse is known for pairing the best of American cuisine with some of the world’s finest wines. “Since 2004 we have built our wine program up to over 200 selections,” says Ben Berry, Restaurant Manager at Woolley’s. “By introducing half price bottle night, I believe we are giving discerning guests the opportunity to enjoy some of the most celebrated wines in the world without compromising their budgets.”
Woolley’s wine program has been honored by the Wine Enthusiast with the Award of Distinction and by the Wine Spectator with the Award of Excellence. Patrons are invited to visit Woolley’s Steakhouse every Wednesday and Sunday from 5:00pm to 10:00pm for the opportunity to purchase any bottle of wine at half price with the purchase of any entrée.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Woolley's Steakhouse

Woolley’s Steakhouse breaks the mold on hotel restaurants.

Since 1986 Woolley’s Steakhouse has been known for mouth watering steaks, fresh fish, seafood – and outstanding service. Inside the restaurant there is amazing surroundings of real plants, flowers and trees. A waterfall and stream flow past the restaurant. The open-air gazebo and cozy booths complement all types of occasions; business, romantic, celebrations, or just going out for a satisfying dinner. Our guests consider Woolley’s to be Bloomington’s premier steakhouse, because of our unmatched commitment to food quality and service.

Our food embodies Classic American cuisine at its finest. The dinner menu specializes in premium Certified Angus Beef & chops, fresh fish & seafood, pastas, poultry, and many other selections. The Minnesota Beef Council recognized Woolley’s with the 2009 Beef Backer Award. Only one restaurant that exemplifies quality and creativity in their use of beef products receives this award each year.

At lunch we focus on casual American food; sandwiches, salads, wraps, melts, but also has a selection of our best entrées in lunch portions. We were voted ‘great for lunch’ by users. Our delicious salad bar with fresh ingredients to build your own salad is available for lunch and dinner with soups that are made from scratch daily.

Great steaks and red meat cry out for great red wine, which led this independently-owned steakhouse to do a serious job of assembling a wine list. The attention is focused on California Cabernets and Meritage wines, but the list also features the best wines from the US and around the world. Wine Spectator Magazine honored Woolley’s with the ‘Award of Excellence’. Wine Enthusiast also recognized our list with an ‘Award of Distinction’. Our wine is stored in temperature and humidity controlled cabinets that insure the ideal temperature at service. We also offer tremendous values that you won't find at other Twin Cities restaurants.

One of the best aspects of Woolley’s is service. Our mission is ‘To reach a point with each and every guest in which we are exceeding their expectations in food quality and service every time they visit. This mission is instilled in every employee from wait assistant to manager. Our employees have won awards for their commitment to service; including 2006 best server, and 2007 best hostess as honored by the Bloomington Diamond Service Awards. The classic cuisine, exceptional service, and relaxing atmosphere blend seamlessly to provide a truly satisfying experience.